Straw Bale Home For Sale in S. Colorado’s San Luis Valley (-SOLD-)

straw bale house in snowThe backdrop for this home is amazing. Yes, it get cold in the winter, but with a straw bale home, you won’t mind at all. You’ll be happy to look out at the stellar views from the comfort of your super efficient straw bale home. This home sits on five fenced acres in the beautiful San Luis Valley. If you’ve never been there, it’s certainly a slice of heaven. The views are like no other place I’ve been. It’s like standing at the feet of mountain gods!

Here are some of the features of this home:

  • Double-pane windows throughout.
  • Metal roof
  • Post-and-beam frame made with 12-inch wooden poles.
  • Two-string (R-45) barley straw bales covered with portland stucco.
  • Off-the-grid wind- and photovoltaic electrical power.
  • Propane gas cooking and heating installed.
  • Wood heat stove on-site.
  • Octaganal open area floor plan including 780-square foot Great Room and 180-sq. foot sleeping loft, plus walkway to attached 300-sq. foot greenhouse.

As is always said about real estate, it’s all about location, location, location. The same is true here. As you can see in the picture above, you get amazing views with this property. What usually happens in such cases is that you must choose to live hours from “civilization” to afford such great views. Not in this case. Groceries, gas, and the post office are within only six miles of the house. The school is only 10 miles away. If you need something more than the local town can offer you, the city of Alamosa is only 22 short miles away. If adventure is your thing, you can explore theĀ Great Sand Dunes since the entrance is only 16 miles from the property.

Built on the base of three of Colorado’s famous 14,000-foot plus peaks, this property offers unparalleled mountain scenery out the back door, with unmatched vistas of the entire San Luis Valley out of the front.

The property, located just North of Blanca, Colorado, is currently being offered for $75,000. THIS HOUSE IS SOLD.

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4 Responses to Straw Bale Home For Sale in S. Colorado’s San Luis Valley (-SOLD-)

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    sam pino Sun, October 23, 2011 at 6:53 pm #

    Sure wish i was closer to the valley i wouldn’t mind living here. Beautiful house i really loike it.

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    daryljames Wed, October 26, 2011 at 4:37 pm #

    Great looking vacation home – Hopefully you will moving your design closer to the East coast.

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    Christiana Potter Tue, March 6, 2012 at 10:34 am #

    Hi, I wrote to you awhile back. I can’t remember if this place had a well or not and what was the price on this property. I am also hoping to see some more pictures. I live in Kansas and want to move to Crestone by August. I don’t know of you would also do owner financing?

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    Andrew Morrison Tue, March 6, 2012 at 10:43 am #

    Hi Christiana. I think the best thing for you to do is to contact the seller, Laura, at for more information. She will have more answers than I do. Good luck.

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